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Articles: Research

A photomontage showing how, when a whole panther worm is cut in two, the parts heal, form regeneration, and then develop into two complete panther worms.

Srivastava hopes to learn how neoblasts persist and reawaken, and why human and other mammalian stem cells are limited in their regenerative capacities.

Courtesy of Mansi Srivastava

Research

Mansi Srivastava’s basic research seeks to uncover the origins of whole-body regeneration in animals.

6.9.21

Namwali Serpell

Photograph by Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

The professor of English is also a novelist and a critic.

July-August 2021

Photograph of a carved relief showing orator dictating to a scribe, from the fourth-century Roman Temple of Hercules at Ostia Antica

An orator dictating to a scribe, Roman, 4th century, Temple of Hercules at Ostia Antica

DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini via Getty Images

From a huge new book on the history of information, an excerpt on the role of secretaries

May-June 2021

An illustration of people engaging in vigorous, animated dialogue

Illustration by Robert Neubecker

Active citizens are humanists.

May-June 2021

Braxton Shelley sits at a keyboard

Braxton Shelley

Photograph courtesy of Braxton Shelley

A gospel scholar shapes music theory.

May-June 2021

A collage of emblematic figures in American history set against the Stars and Stripes

Illustration by Alex Williamson.

In a new book, Louis Menand probes the cultural currents of postwar America.

March-April 2021

Photo of the entrance to the Peabody Museum

Peabody Museum

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Daderot

“We must begin to confront the reality of a past in which academic curiosity and opportunity overwhelmed humanity,” Harvard president Lawrence Bacow wrote. 

1.28.21

A photograph of art historian Cassandra Albinson next to a photograph of a portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour applying pink rouge to her cheeks

Cassandra Albinson

Photograph by Stu Rosner; Painting: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1750) by François Boucher/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap

A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.

January-February 2021

In a year like no other, read a selection of Harvard Magazine stories on the forces that will shape the presidential election outcome. 

10.29.20